End of Watch: 12/19/1917
Agency: No. Pacific Railway Police Department
County: King County
Railroad Policeman Applestell was shot while attempting to apprehend burglary suspects in the Auburn, Washington, rail yards. Policeman Applestell had observed the men loading stolen liquor into a vehicle and attempted to arrest them. The men opened fire, killing Policeman Applestell.
A railroad switchman and several other railroad employees were charged with murder in connection with his death.